12 months
23411 USD/year
23411 USD/year
6869 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The M.Ed. in Early Childhood Education offered by the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, is designed to provide a comprehensive contemporary program of teacher preparation and education for early childhood settings (e.g., day care, preschool education, hospitals, community education, early intervention programs, agencies, infant/toddler education and preK-2nd grade). 

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The M.Ed. in Early Childhood Education offered by the University of Nevada, Las Vegas , will provide coursework that is in line with the Nevada Department of Education NDE Birth — 2nd grade teaching license (In addition, the program provides course work beyond and above the requirements of the State of Nevada's Licensure requirements). Students will learn about the typically developing children and children with special needs and participate in field work. 

The program has two tracks, birth through 3 years and birth through 8 years. In the Early Childhood Education Program, students gain knowledge and skills for a variety of careers in educational and intervention programs for young children.

Learning Objectives 

Upon completion of the program, graduates will be able to:

  • Use observation, documentation, and other appropriate assessment tools and approaches.
  • Know about assessment partnerships with families and other professionals.
  • Utilize effective approaches, strategies, and tools for early education.
  • Understand central concepts, inquiry tools, and structures of content areas or academic disciplines.
  • Use own knowledge and other resources to design, implement, and evaluate meaningful, challenging curriculum to promote positive outcomes.

Career Possibilities

  • Licensed teacher
  • Preschool provider
  • Preschool administrator
  • Daycare teacher
  • Daycare administrator
  • State education department director or employee

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Planning Curriculum for Young Children
  • Programs in Early Childhood Education
  • Diagnostic and Prescriptive Assessment for Diverse Learners
  • Science and Math for Young Children
  • Advanced Oral and Written Instruction Early Childhood 
  • Theoretical Bases for Early Childhood Education
  • Early Education for Infants and Toddlers

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A letter of application/intent.
  • Transcripts  All applicants are required to submit a transcript from each postsecondary institution attended, showing all degrees and coursework, the dates awarded, and grades received. If the institution is outside the U.S., a foreign credential evaluation may be required. 
  • Credentials not in English must be accompanied by an English translation certified as true by a university official, an official representative of a United States embassy or consulate, the United States Information Service, the United States Education Foundation, or an approved professional translating service. Notarized copies of originals or translations are not considered official.

Tuition Fee

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    23411 USD/year
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  • National

    23411 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23411 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    6869 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6869 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Las Vegas

880 - 1430 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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